have a great day. >> russian state media says debris found on the scene of the plane crash in egypt does not belong to the aircraft. you're watching al jazeera live from doha. also ahead: talking climate change, the presidents of france and china. a rare psych loan batters yemen, bringing with it heavy rain and high seas. israeli's parliament approves a tougher prison sentence for people convicted of
shown throwing. there's still confusion over what happened to the russian plane that crashed over egypt's sinai peninsula on saturday. russian state media reporting that debris has been found at the crash site that does not belong to the aircraft. the airline metro jet says an external influence could have been the cause, but russia's air transport chief has dismissed this. meanwhile, nine of the victims have been identified. the bodies of more victims arrived in st. petersburg early on tuesday and the third plane be is expected later in the day. all 224 passengers and crew were killed. peter sharp has more from st. petersburg. >> the egyptian president continues to insist that isil played no part in the bringing down of this aircraft, but the russian news agency has a source in the search and rescue team on
the ground in egypt that says they have uncovered and found elements that do not belong from that aircraft. you can make what you want of that. the hotel behind me, the families are being taken out to the morgue to try and identify their loved ones. so far, there's 140 bodies there, another 100 body parts and at the moment, they've said they have now positively identified nine people. >> the french president is intensifying finding support. francois hollande is on the second day of his trip to china and he held talks with his chinese counterpart monday. beijing is a key participant in the 2021 conference set to begin later on this month. there is hopes that a binding deal will slow the globe's rising temperatures will be reached. beijing is central to any
successful agreement. here's what the french president said after the talks: >> the claims is the biggest question facing us all. it will determine peace in the coming decades. it will equally decide the quality of life and even life. we would like president xi and myself to be able to make a declaration ahead of the upcoming paris summit, committing both our countries to a deal and seen as the foundation of an agreement in paris. >> rob mcbride has more from beijing. >> h it was a 21 points declare reaction from the two leaders, setting up china and france as partners in fighting climate change. the declaration may have been short on facts, but certainly hit the right tone, gave the right message and holland will be able to go back to france now ahead of the all important paris talks, claiming he has china
onboard, which is the biggest producer of greenhouse gases, of carbon is obviously going to be very important for those talks. as we said, they have both committed themselves to taking on climate change, describing it as one of the biggest challenges now facing humanity. china has been accused in the past, possibly because of its own vested interest in driving the growth of its economy, of stuttering talks, watering down agreements. now possibly we are seeing a mature, stronger, more confident china being able to sign up as a protector, if you like of the world's environment. >> a rare cyclone with winds of up to 60 kilometers an hour has made landfall in yemen. it has killed three people and injured at least 200 others on the yemeni island. we have the latest. >> as waivers crash into the sea wall, strong winds and torrential rain flood the coast
of the gulf of aden. at one point on thursday, this tropical psych loan was close to a category five hurricane, with winds of up to 250 kilometers an hour. it has weakened, but is still hurricane strength and it's unprecedented. >> there have been on rare occasions fairly weak tropical cyclones that have moved on to the coast. the last time there was a tropical storm strength cyclone in yemen was in 1960. >> a weaker tropical depression strength cyclone hit yemen in 2008. that storm killed at least 180 people and left quite a lot of damage behind. this is much stronger. coastal areas are flooded and forecasters expecting floodwaters to cause mudslides. it may bring 250 to 550 millimeters of rainfall. >> that's a few years worth of
rain falling in just a day or two. >> the cyclone has made landfall south of the yemeni port city. the area has been under the control of al-qaeda since april. >> june it's expected to weaken. some relief organizations worry groups are not equipped to handle this natural disaster. >> we have stocked up our warehouses with tents, food, drinkable water, and we're ready to respond should the cyclone hit hard. it did actually sweep over the island yesterday, but the damages were not as big as initially foreseen, so we are bracing for a low impact now also for the rest of the country. >> the cyclone was expected to impact openly man but has changed direction. there's concern in yemen even as
the storm loses its strength after making landfall. al jazeera. >> the israeli parliament has approved tougher prison sentences for people who throw rocks. they'll now serve at least three years behind bars. lawmakers in the knesset approved a series of amendments to israeli's criminal law. convicted minors will be denied state benefits. israeli human rights groups criticized the new measures as collective punishment. >> a palestinian radio station has been raided by israeli forces. the radio station in hebron was taken off air and shut down overnight, equipment destroyed and transmitters confiscated. the israeli army accused the station of inciting violence. the station director said it's violent aggression on the palestinian media. we have this update. >> israeli human rights groups
have described the passage of this law fast tracked through the israeli parliament as marsh and extremely punitive. those convicted of throwing stones will now face a minimum of three years in jail, and a maximum sentence of up to 15 years in prison for the offense. it also means that a judge cannot offer a suspended sentence to anyone convicted of stone throwing, either, so a prison sentence is all but certain for those convicted of stone throwing. the law has also been criticizes, amounting to collective punishment with a provision involving children. children accused of the offense, while they are serving prison, their parents will no longer be able to have access to national insurance here in israel. now in the background of all that, we have seen continued protests cross the occupied west
bank, and now we understand that a are a station in the occupied west bank city of hebron has also been closed by the israeli military. an israeli military spokesperson understands the reason for that close irand destroying of radio equipment is because it was broadcasting what it described as incitement. if you speak to palestinians on the street, they say the reason they are protesting is not because of incitement, not because they're being told to, but because they are tired of living under israeli occupation and they want it to end. >> iranian media is reporting that a current revolutionary guard has been killed. he died during might go in aleppo. 14 revolutionary personnel have been killed in syria since russia began its airstrikes in the country.
tehran denies that it sends combat troops too the country. >> j president obama defended his decision to send special forces into syria saying it's merely an extension of what they are already doing. obama maintains troops won't be fighting in syria, but will be working as advisors and trainers. >> we have run special ops already, and really, this is just an extension of what we are continuing to do. we are not putting u.s. troops on the front lines, fighting fire fights with isil, but i've been consistent throughout that we are not going to be fighting like we did in iraq with battalions and occupations. that doesn't solve the problem. >> iraqi politician, a controversial ally of the u.s. during the 2003 iraq invasion
has died. the 71-year-old died of a heart attack at his baghdad home. he helped persuade the u.s. that sadaam hussein had weapons of mass destruction, but much of what he presented as evidence turned out to be false and the bush administration later distanced itself from him. a former u.s. diplomat was his friend for decades and says his legacy should not be tainted by his claims in the leadup to the iraq war. >> he will certainly be remembered as the man who persuaded the united states to invade iraq, and i think that's true. if he had not lived, i do not think the united states would have invaded iraq in 2003. for this, he will be blamed by many people, but frankly, that's unfair. he was in an iraqi patriot. he had no resources of his own. he had no army, he had no real
political support and so he figured that the road to baghdad, the way to get rid of sadaam hussein went through washington and cultivated americans on the left and right. of course it was the rights that power, the neoconservatives. he persuaded them toe going into iraq would be easy, it would be over quickly. i don't fault him for doing that. the fault really was with the people who took what he had to say uncritically. had the united states gotten another country to spend $2 trillion to accomplish our objectives, we would have considered that to be brilliant, and he was brilliant. >> plenty more ahead on al jazeera, including a small german village with hundreds of respondents that have taken in more than seven hub refugees. >> a new report accuses shell
>> the top stories on al jazeera, russian state media reporting fragments have been found on the site of a plane crash in egypt that do not belong to the aircraft. there is still confusion over what brought the plane down. nine bodies have now been identified. >> the french president is in china seeking banging's support for a global climate deal is the
upcoming summit in paris. beijing is central to any successful agreement as the world said largest core bob emitter. >> a cyclone made landfall in yemen. earlier, three were killed and 200 injured on the yemeni side. >> germany promised to resettle hundreds of thousands of refugees, but the effort is putting a heavy strain on europe's largest economy. there are worries about social and cultural change especially in remote areas. refugees are set to outnumber residents seven to one. >> a tiny settlement of farmers in rural northern germany, there is pressure on space to house refugees here. this big unused office complex was deemed ideal for 750
migrants who have made the desperate journey to live for a few months. >> i'm nervous and excited, not only me, but the whole team, but that's a part of it, if you take your job seriously. we are excited about their rainfall tonight. we will all welcome them together. >> inside they try to make it livable. the charity aware of the politics of housing so many refugees in a village of just 100 gave work to fort people, held countless town hall meetings to reassure. they hired muhammed, an architect from the ruined city of homs to help with the design. >> you think this will be a nice place for the refugees for a few months. >> i think yes. it's a little bit hard, because only one building, and it's really big for all and inside, it's a lot of people will come, but i think it will be really nice, because they will have only a short time until they go.
>> elsewhere in europe, no doubt, the sense of beingout numbered would be met by furious residents, yet here, mostly, their minds seem far from closed. >> i'm all for it. the people need a roof over their heads. the women and children need shelter now winter is approaching. we have a lot of space. people are trying to bring in a positive atmosphere and we are all in favor of it, no question. >> outside here, germans are it seems increasingly concerned that their leader has bitten off even more than she can chew. >> there's clearly something deeply unsettling for germans about 700 refugees turning up in a tiny village lining, so angela merkel's popularity has taken a dive, critics accusing her of human overreach, the idea that she's being far too kind to far too many people.
>> the charity insisted on us not identifying the refugees. many looked absolutely shattered. it must be as bewildering for them as their neighbors for living like this. >> embracing them like germany, this is home for now and the german government has to prove it can make this work. lawrence lee, al jazeera. >> cuban migrants abandoned at sea were rescued. they were left behind by traffickers after their boat broke down. we have the details. >> for three hours, their boat was adrift. the group of 15 men and five women were found without life jackets or any kind of safety equipment. the traffickers they paid to provide safe passage left them after the engine on the vessel failed. >> the coast guard found the boat adrift and when an inspection carried out, we found
20 beam aboard of cuban nationality, immigrants. the greatest surprise is when we were shown the people who transported them abandoned them in the middle of the sea. >> the recent thaw in relations with the united states has paved the way for business in cuba. international companies are program bling to enter the market. the u.s. company sprint kind a major deal, the first of its kind between the two countries, but cuba is still under embargo and most feel left out. >> i left cuba because of the economy. the economy is very weak and everyone needs to follow a dream to live in a different way. everyone can own a car in other countries. in cuba, you cannot have anything. the salary is very low, the economy is very weak, so everyone needs to see if they can prosper and improve economically. >> thousand was cubans take to the sea each year, bub the
problem of exploitation in the happened of traffickers only seems to be festering. columbia rescued more than 500 people off its coast this year, more than trim that of 2014. al jazeera. the president of the central african republic is calling on the u.n. to do more to end the violence that's killed 90 people since september. the u.n. peace keepers haven't been able to stop christian and muslim militias from attacking each other. she said the u.n. and international criminal court should bring those responsibility for the violence to justice. about 400,000 people have fled the fighting since it broke out in 2013. shell has been accused of making false claims about the extent of its cleanup operations in 9/11. a joint report by amnesty environmental and center for environment human rights and development said the oil giant failed to implement u.n. recommendations. it said several sites were still
polluted. shell said sips the report was released on the on foods morning, it's difficult to respond to the details and claims made. we have more from the capital. >> the report addresses four different oil spills, which shell says they have cleaned up but falsely claim to have done so. they say the impact is devastating to the region, especially in areas of the economy. you can imagine people in the area rely heavy on farming, on access to fresh water, clean air and clean land. what amnesty are saying i guess that the impact of these spills have had a devastating effect and shell along with other companies have failed to implement the findings of the united nations environment program, a report published in 2011 in which companies like
shell basically were told by the united nations that they must clean up these areas. shell say they have done something clean up, but the findings today in the amnesty report point at something quite different. >> the future for controversial oil pipeline from canada to the u.s. gulf coast is in doubt. the transcanada company believe the key stone pipeline asked the u.s. to suspend its review of the project. the white house says president obama will make a ruling before he leaves office. critics say the probable is bad for the environment, the $8 billion project has had little support from the obama administration. christopher sapped is an analyst on u.s.-canada relations. he says transcanada is trying to increase its chances of getting the pipeline approved. >> i think the project on the merits is a pretty strong one. the fear is that environmental activists who have focused on this pipeline so much will convince president obama to veto
the pipeline. they have already convinced hillary clinton to come out against the pipeline. for the canadians waiting may increase their odds of getting a positive response from washington. >> fuel hasn't reached nepal from india for more than a month after protestors blocked a major highway. the death of an indian citizen and police firing has made the situation at the border even more tense. we have this report: >> we are in the border between nepal and india. over there is nepal. you can see all the police on stand by, and across the bridge, which is the no man's land is india. yesterday morning, here, an indian national, 22-year-old was shot by the police. on lookers told us that the guy
was caught, let go by the police and so the in the head. very disturbing accounts coming out. that is the friendship bridge between nepal and india. three been standing here for the past over a month, and they've been protesting against nepal's constitution which they say disadvantage them and does not give them proper represents. this is the main trade point between nepal and india. all essential fuel, food, comes from here. more than 50% of nepal's entire imports comes from this area, and kathmandu and the rest of the country has really felt the pinch from this border closure. in the morning yesterday, protestors were chased away, some to india and five arrested. some 200 trucks stuck on the nepal died of the border managed to go across to india, but none
of the trucks from india have come to nepal. >> an indian man has been killed. we are very angry, we shouldn't be here. >> they have been told to get away from here by the protestors, people from the other side of the border also are coming to the protest site because they are angry against the killing of one of their own, and have taken positions in case things flare up. it looks like both sides are preparing for the worst case scenario and things could get ugly, al jazeera, nepal. >> the imprisonment of former makes apposition later an war ibrahim was politically motivated and illegal. that is a body which reviewed the case says. it calls for his immediate release. he was convicted of sod my for the sect time in just over 10 years. he started serving a five year
prison term in february. malaysia says it is a criminal case brought by a private individual. >> a controversial plan to introduce state offered history textbooks in schools, conservative party protests. >> to hold a protest outside a government believe in seoul, you call it a press conference. there are several going on at the moment. these are people opposed to the government's plans to bring in its own history textbook to correct the way in the government's words that history is taught to young people in this country. it announced its intention three weeks ago. there has been the requisite period for judging public opinion. the protest has got bigger, but the government says it's going ahead as planned. >> we should not teach our precious children with this
dirty and biased history textbooks anymore. we should make a correct history textbook based on objective historical facts and serves the values of the constitution. >> currently eight history textbooks approved by the government, but privately produced. the government said seven of ape are oh distorted bias view of history. the critics of the government's position will include opposition parties, they include teachers. they say that the government is trying to distort history or glossed over some of the authoritien leaders past.
>> even now, the government has plenty of power to influence the content. >> this has been the dominant issue in south korean politics, showing no sign of slowing down. it is disrupting parliamentary business. there are legal teams talking about court challenges. half of superintendents around the country are talking about support are their own alternative textbook. the battle goes on and demonstrates between left and right south korea is right now. >> 30 people from 12 countries are jumping off a mountain top in china wearing nothing but a winged suit. the wings for love 2015 world cup is the first of its kind. participants, as you can see, wear specially designed aerodynamic wing suits in a test of flying skill, as well as team
work. it's being held as part of china's annual air show. you can read much more about that on our website, aljazeera.com. there you'll find the day's other top stories, all the top news at aljazeera.com. >> election day 2015 and today it is all about the issues. voters are deciding on the future of pot sales, a major tech startup and lgbt rights. >> a pause on the key stone pipeline coming from the company behind the controversial project. it could be for political reasons. new revelations about the crash of a russian airline are in egypt, what investigators have enough found at the site where t